Trade Promotion Agreement Colombia
In May 2004, the United States began negotiations for free trade agreements with Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. The United States concluded negotiations with Colombia in February 2006 and the CTPA was signed on 22 November 2006. After the two countries negotiated a protocol of amendment signed on 28 June 2007 on the basis of the « New Trade Policy Template », a multi-party agreement. Environmental protection commitments: Both parties also committed to effectively implement their own national environmental laws and to adopt, maintain and implement laws, regulations and all other measures in order to meet their obligations under covered multilateral environmental agreements. All obligations under the environmental chapter are subject to the same dispute settlement procedures and enforcement mechanisms as the AAA`s trade obligations. President Obama asked the U.S. office. Responsible for trade to address outstanding issues in the agreement;  However, during a visit by Colombian President Uribe in June 2009, Obama said he did not have a « strict timetable » for the deal, as the controversy over the safety of Colombian labor leaders continues.  The inability of the U.S. Congress to obtain approval of the Colombian Free Trade Agreement has had a negative impact on bilateral relations between the two nations.  Colombia TPA Text: The full text of the agreement.
On October 12, 2011, after renegotiating parts of the agreement, it was passed by House of Representatives 262-167 and Senate 66-33. These amendments were negotiated to reflect the cross-party trade agreement reached in the U.S. Congress on May 10, 2007. . .